L'Hommée Champagne Brut Premier Cru
Grown in the oldest and most iconic parcels of the domaine Roger Coulon, Reserve de L’Homme is the absolute image of its creator, Eric Coulon. This cuvée of 40% Pinot Noir, and 60% Chardonnay matures in large oak ovals. The vineyards are only the oldest, those that still used the ancient “L’Hommée” agrarian measurement, or the amount that one worker could cover in a day, a term that was then applied to this wine. The wine is aged a minimum of 5 years in the cellars.
Appearing a luminous, scintillating gold, with a delicate, leisurely bead, Reserve de L’Homme boasts a fragrant, multi-layered bouquet of toasted bread and scents of cherry, strawberry, spices, and vanilla bean. The palate opens clean and intense, elegant and beautifully balanced, then segues into a finish laced with gingerbread, brioche, and smooth vanilla.
Ageing potential: already perfect enjoyable, it willbe at its best in 12-24 months, but will further evolve over 7-10 months.
Serving suggestions: Delicious with foie gras, fish, and game birds.
Growing area: Vrigny, Coulommes la Montagne, Villers-Allerand, all on the Montagne de Reims, in the Champagne AOC.
Size: 0,75 L
Alcohol: 12% vol
Serve at 6°C